Ashley Monroe Hospitalized; Mac Wiseman Announces New Album; Rodney Crowell Named Musical Director of Everly Brothers Tribute
Juli Thanki | July 11th, 2014
Ashley Monroe has canceled some upcoming shows due to a severe kidney infection. As she posted on her website yesterday, “This is very serious and I’m heading back to Nashville to go to the hospital. Thank you for understanding and please keep me in your prayers. I’m so sorry for the disappointment this will cause, but if I don’t take care of this it could risk my life. I promise I will make it up to you all.” Best wishes to Monroe for a swift recovery.
After 27 years, the Rodeo Bar in NYC is closing due to rent increases and a “changing landscape.”
On October 25, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame plans to honor the Everly Brothers with a tribute concert. Rodney Crowell will serve as the show’s musical director and Don Everly will appear at the event.
Miranda Lambert was on NPR’s Morning Edition. Listen here.
Robbie Fulks and The Mekons’ Jon Langford and Sally Timms are playing a couple shows in Chicago this weekend to help raise funds for their upcoming Scotland tour, which they’re calling “Hideout in the Highlands.” The Chicago Sun-Times reports that “the six-date tour spans Aug. 9-19 and will include recording sessions for a new album featuring all three, along with other members of the Mekons who live elsewhere in the world and are included in the traveling musical caravan: violinist Susie Honeyman, accordionist/vocalist Rico Bell and guitarist Lu Edmonds. The venues range from the Belladrum Festival, where the group will share a bill along with Tom Jones, Frightened Rabbit, Billy Bragg, and others, and the tiny village hall of Stromness, located on the remote island of Orkney.”
Our pal Eric of Music Tomes interviewedJoel Selvin, author of Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues.
Steve Goodson presented “A Blessed Work in a Somber World: Selections from The Hank Williams Reader” at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Here’s the video.
Mac Wiseman will release Songs from My Mother’s Hand, an album of folk songs that his mother transcribed off the radio when Wiseman was a child, on September 23.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.